The Nobel ‘Peace Prize’: A Sick Joke And A Demented Fraud By Professor Francis A. Boyle

12 October 2013 — williambowles.info

This past week, we saw the mouthpiece of Imperialism, the Norwegian Nobel Committee award its ‘Peace Prize’ to the UN’s Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), before it’s even completed its work (if it ever will or can)! Almost exactly one year ago following the awarding of the Nobel ‘Peace Prize’ to the European Union for its participation in the invasion of Libya and the overthrow of a sovereign state, the eminent academic Francis A. Boyle wrote the following, a statement that applies equally to this year’s award: Continue reading this...

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What Future for Social Democracy? By Andreas Bieler

11 October 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 887

On 9 September 2013, a red-green alliance led by the social democratic Labour Party lost the Norwegian general elections. Only two weeks later, the German Social Democrats (SPD) only came a poor second with just over 25 per cent of the votes in their country’s general elections. Even if it ends up as the junior partner in a grand coalition, the clear winner was the centre-right Christian Democratic Party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, which missed only narrowly an absolute majority in parliament. In this article, I will assess the general situation of social democratic parties in industrialized countries and speculate about their potential future role.

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The Norwegian National Election: Europe’s Most Leftist Government Defeated by Right-Wing Coalition By Asbjørn Wahl and Roy Pedersen

22 September 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 883

The red-green coalition government in Norway, whose political platform when it took power in 2005 was called the most progressive in Europe, experienced a bitter defeat in the country’s parliamentary election on 9 September. A coalition of four centre-right and right-wing parties, including a right-wing populist party, gained a solid majority and are now negotiating the political platform for a new government.

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Snowden on his way to Iceland?

27 June 2013: Further Update also from 21st Century Newswire:

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Yesterday evening June 26th, at approximately 3:00am Iceland time, an in-bound Russian Sukhoi Super Jet 100-95 chartered flight landed at Keflavik International Airport, after being held in a holding pattern for approximately 45 minutes while circling the airport.

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The Crisis of the European Welfare State An interview with Asbjørn Wahl

25 March 2013 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 789

class=”quest”>Vladimir Simovic and Darko Vesic (VS and DV): Norway is considered as one of the most successful (economically, socially, etc.) countries in Europe and beyond. As such Norway is usually taken as a model for other countries to look up to. But the real question would be is Norway an exception in this age of neoliberal capitalism and the crisis it generated?

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Serious as a Heart Attack By S. Artesian

24 March 2013 – The Wolf Report: Nonconfidential analysis for the anti-investor

Sometimes, even I have trouble believing how stupid, venal, vicious, brutal, ignorant, miserable, petty, incompetent the bourgeoisie really are.  Not often, but sometimes I have to shake my head and say “You cannot be serious.” or “You’re putting me on.”  or  “Are you out of your minds?” or “You must be kidding me.” or “You cannot make this stuff up.” or simply “Wow.”

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Nobel Peace Prize brews hostility as winners renounce EU’s award

30 November, 2012RT

South African Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi February 8, 2012.(Reuters / B Mathur)

South African Archbishop and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu speaks during an interview with Reuters in New Delhi February 8, 2012.(Reuters / B Mathur)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and two other Nobel Peace winners have written to the foundation to protest the decision to award the 2012 prize to the EU.

The letter was also signed by Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland, who won the prize for her efforts to find a peaceful resolution to the troubles in 1976 and by Argentina’s Adolfo Perez Esquivel who won the laureate in 1980.

“The EU is clearly not ‘the champion of peace’ that Alfred Nobel had in mind when he wrote his will. The Norwegian Nobel committee has redefined and remodeled the prize in a manner that it is not consistent with the law,” they said in an open letter.

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International Peace Bureau Requests Swedish Foundation Authority to Stop Paying the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize & to Investigate into the Unlawful Reinterpretation of Nobel’s Will

25 November 2012Boiling Frogs

The International Peace Bureau has today requested the Swedish Foundation Authority to stop the payment of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union, and urgently investigate the unlawful reinterpretation of Alfred Nobel‘s will and testament that has taken place over the last few years.

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English Defence League unmasked: Did you hear him say it last night?

28 February 2012Hope Not Hate

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English Defence League (EDL) leader Stephen Lennon revealed his true colours last night when he was filmed telling a Muslim security guard that he was from Norway and he will “shoot him”.

In a late night drinking binge in Luton town centre, Lennon was caught on camera telling a security guard to “f*** off”. When the man, who was simply walking past, said that not all Muslims were bad, Lennon replied “No I know they’re not all bad, just most of them.”

 

 

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